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How To Sell Computer Products

Posted by Phoenix Woman on April 18, 2009

Apple’s market share has dropped as its competitors flood the market with cheap netbooks. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing for Apple:

As Gartner’s Mikako Kitagawa notes, sales for Apple’s competitors are being driven by the explosion of interest in low-cost netbooks — not just among penny-pinching consumers, but in the professional and education markets as well.

As result, Gartner estimates that average selling prices (ASPs) for computers sold in the first quarter may have fallen as much as 20% across the board — cutting sharply into PC makers’ revenues.

Except at Apple. Despite rumors that its engineers may be working on some kind of device with a 10-inch screen, the company has so far shown zero interest in duking it out with the likes of Acer and Asus in the bargain basement mini-notebook market.

So even as Apple’s market share shrinks, its margins and gross revenue are likely to have held up better than any of its competitors.

There you go.

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